2021 Billboard year-end chart dominated by K-pop acts like BTS, TXT, TWICE, Blackpink

BTS has topped 10 year-end charts while Blackpink is the only K-pop girl group to appear twice in a row on Billboard 200 year-end chart


                            2021 Billboard year-end chart dominated by K-pop acts like BTS, TXT, TWICE, Blackpink
BTS, Blackpink, NCT and Seventeen are on the year-end Billboard charts (@bts_bighit, @NCTsmtown_127, @pledis_17/Twitter, @blackpinkofficial/Instagram)
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With 2021 nearing an end, more and more platforms are collating data of the whole year and releasing lists on the best of the best. And we have South Korea dominating in most fields whether it is Netflix or music charts. From YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music to Japan’s LINE, South Korea’s Gaon and USA’s Billboard, K-pop has pretty much taken over. This is evident with widely popular K-pop groups like BTS, NCT and Blackpink charting on Billboard’s year-end charts for 2021.

We also have them making records as BTS topped 10 Billboard year-end charts in 2021. Lisa on the other hand is the only female K-pop idol to chart this year while her group Blackpink with ‘The Album’ is the first girl group to be on Billboard 200 for two years in a row since Destiny’s Child 20 years ago.

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NCT, Seventeen and TWICE also entered with multiple albums while SuperM charted with their debut album. We also have fourth-gen groups like Itzy, TXT and rookie group Enhypen entering the charts.

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TWICE, Enhypen, TXT and Itzy are on the year-end Billboard charts (@JYPETWICE, @ENHYPEN, @TXT_bighit, @ITZYofficial/Twitter)

Billboard’s Year-End charts for 2021

Billboard 200
#40 - BTS’ ‘BE’
#113 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’
#197 - TXT’s ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’
#200 - Blackpink’s ‘The Album’

World Albums
#1 - BTS’ ‘BE’
#2 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’
#3 - Blackpink’s ‘The Album’
#5 - TXT’s ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’
#6 - BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Answer’
#7 - NCT’s ‘Resonance Pt. 1’
#8 - BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’
#9 - BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Her’
#11 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’
#13 - NCT 127’s ‘Sticker’
#14 - BTS’ ‘Skool Luv Affair’
#15 - TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’

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Top Album Sales 
#3 - BTS’ ‘BE’
#18 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’
#23 - TXT’s ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’
#27 - NCT’s ‘Resonance Pt. 1’
#30 - Blackpink’s “The Album’
#48 - NCT 127’s ‘Sticker’
#63 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’
#82 - TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’
#89 - BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’

Top Current Album Sales
#3 - BTS’ ‘BE’
#14 - TXT’s ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’
#15 - NCT’s ‘Resonance Pt.1’
#17 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’
#18 - Blackpink’s ‘The Album’
#31 - NCT 127’s ‘Sticker’
#52 - SuperM’s ‘Super One: The 1st Album’
#55 - TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’
#66 - Seventeen’s ‘Your Choice’
#74 - TXT’s ‘Minisode1: Blue Hour’
#86 - Enhypen’s ‘Dimension: Dilemma’
#97 - NCT 127’s ‘Neo Zone: The 2nd Album’
#100 - TWICE’s ‘Eyes Wide Open’
#108 - Itzy’s ‘Crazy in Love’
#110 - BTS’ ‘BTS, The Best’
#116 - Enhypen’s ‘Border: Carnival’
#119 - ‘Seventeen’s ‘Attacca’
#164 - Itzy’s ‘Guess Who’
#176 - TXT’s ‘Still Dreaming’

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Independent Albums
#5 - BTS’ ‘BE’
#11 - BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

Tastemakers Albums
#16 - TXT’s ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’
#25 - BTS’ ‘BE’

Billboard Hot 100
#11 - BTS’ ‘Butter’
#41 - BTS’ ‘Dynamite’

Billboard Global 200 
#5 - BTS’ ‘Dynamite’
#12 - BTS’ ‘Butter’
#71 - BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’
#133 - BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’
#154 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS 
#185 - Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’

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Global 200 Excluding US
#1 - BTS’ ‘Dynamite’
#5 - BTS’ ‘Butter’
#41 - BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’
#68 - BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’
#79 - Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’
#123 - BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ ft. Halsey
#131 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS
#167 - Blackpink Lisa’s ‘Money
#176 - Blackpink Lisa’s ‘Lalisa’
#192 - TWICE’s ‘I Can’t Stop Me’

Digital Song Sales
#1 - BTS’ ‘Butter’
#2 - BTS’ ‘Dynamite’
#5 - BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’
#10 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS
#13 - BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’
#40 - BTS’ ‘Blue & Grey’
#54 - BTS’ ‘Stay’

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Streaming Songs
#65 - BTS’ ‘Butter’ remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion

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Rock Digital Song Sales
#1 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS

Alternative Digital Song Sales
#1 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS

Hot Alternative Songs
#16 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS

Hot Rock/Alt Songs
#18 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS

Rock Streaming Songs
#33 - Coldplay’s ‘My Universe’ ft. BTS

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Hot 100 Artists
#8 - BTS

Billboard 200 Artists
#29 - BTS


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Billboard 200 Artists - Duo/Group
#1 - BTS

Top Artists - Duo/Group
#1 - BTS

Top Artists
#12 - BTS

Digital Song Sales Artists
#1 - BTS

Global 200 Artists
#4 - BTS
#84 - Blackpink’s Lisa

Global 200 Excl. U.S. Artists 
#1 - BTS
#36 - Blackpink
#61 - Blackpink’s Lisa
#63 - TWICE

World Album Artists 
#1 - BTS
#2 - Blackpink
#3 - TXT
#5 - NCT
#7 - NCT 127
#8 - TWICE
#9 - Enhypen
#10 - Seventeen

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